- A developed area, i.e. any land on which buildings and/or nonbuilding structures are present, possibly as part of a larger developed environment such as:
- A gross building area (construction area), as defined in BOMA standards for "computing, communicating and comparing the measurement of buildings by gross areas", namely:
- Construction Gross Area (CGA)
- Exterior Gross Area (EGA)
- An illuminated section of a road where speed limits are automatically applied – for example, as defined in the United Kingdom's The Highway Code.
The Office for National Statistics defines a built-up area as
Built-up areas are defined as land which is ‘irreversibly urban in character’, meaning that they are characteristic of a village, town or city. They include areas of built-up land with a minimum of 20 hectares (200,000 m2; 49 acres). Any areas [separated by] less than 200 metres [of non-urban space] are linked to become a single built-up area.
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- Definition vary among jurisdictions.
- BOMA’s Suite of Floor Measurement Standards Bundle Archived 2014-08-10 at the Wayback Machine / BOMA. URL: boma.org.
- "2011 Census: Characteristics of Built-Up Areas". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2019.